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Many people believe - me included, that modern Freemasonry developed from and most certainly owes a good deal to a monastic order known as the Knights Templar. Certainly the Catholic Church, which destroyed the Knights Templar in 1307, also has a great hatred for Freemasonry that goes back to at least the 18th century. Although Freemasonry has not openly retaliated, there is significant evidence that, behind the scenes, the Craft of Freemasonry has been slowly gnawing away at the power of the Catholic Church.
Why does the Catholic Church hate Freemasonry so much? For a number of different reasons - partly because it feels threatened by its secular or at least nondenoninational approach to religion, but also partly because of its original association with the Knights Templar. To get to the bottom of this mutual distrust and even hatred was the reason for writing this book.
The Virgin and the Pentacle commences with a so-called vision of the Virgin Mary that took place in France in the 19th century and it goes on to look at every aspect of the fight between Freemasonry and the Catholic Church that has taken place across the backdrop of history. Believers and non believers alike may find this book fascinating - though fair warning, it might also prove to be deeply shocking!